Mock drafts project the Rangers’ top pick

The Rangers will make their initial pick at No. fifteen.

Tab Bamford

The New York Rangers did not get the 2021 NHL Draft Lottery, so they’ll be on the clock with the fifteenth overall pick.

With the younger core currently in location with the Rangers, and some intriguing potential customers nonetheless coming, this is a interesting draft for the club. When you insert the complexity of a fully new front workplace to the blend, a great deal of eyes will be on the Rangers at the 2021 NHL Draft.

So who do the mock drafts think the Rangers will decide on when they are on the clock? Let us acquire a appear.

The Athletic – Rick Carpiniello (June 3)

Brennan Othmann, LW
Flint (OHL)

Responses: “I’m sure that new crew president/GM Chris Drury would acquire the very best participant offered at No. fifteen, specifically considering the fact that that participant should not be predicted to arrive at the NHL level for at the very least a few of a long time. That explained, the Rangers are overstocked on protection, and heavy on skill-laden forwards they’ve accrued around the very last 4 a long time. So I think, all issues deemed, a ahead who plays a really hard sport – like very last year’s 2nd-rounder Will Cuylle – would be perfect. And getting explained that, I think there’s a improved than fantastic likelihood the Rangers will not be building this pick, but rather investing it ahead of the draft in a offer to fill a need (quite possibly to Buffalo for Jack Eichel, supplying the Sabres two picks in the best fifteen?).”

SportsNet – Sam Cosentino (June 2)

Fedor Svechkov, C/W
SKA St. Petersburg (KHL)

Responses: “Does Chris Drury at the helm have an effect on whether or not or not the Rangers go back again to the Russian very well? If so, Svechkov has dimensions, plays really hard and is supremely accountable at each finishes of the rink.”

NBC Pro Hockey Talk – Sean Lahey (May 7)

Aatu Raty, C
Karpat (Liiga)

Responses: “In building up their program following famously announcing a rebuild to their followers a couple of a long time back again, the Rangers have loaded up on picks and at this time sit on just one of the deepest prospect pools in the league. The fact that the crew currently appears to be like a strong candidate to make the postseason in 2021-22 – and would have manufactured the playoffs in a couple of other divisions this calendar year – suggests that the refresh is doing the job. There are higher conclusion items on the way at each individual position, in addition to the items that are currently taking part in on Broadway, this kind of as the latest initial rounders Alexis Lafrenière, Kaapo Kakko and K’Andre Miller. The times of finding in the best a few appear done, and likely for a extended time to appear. So why not acquire edge of a participant whose adhere has dropped a ton this calendar year, but who twelve months back was considered by several as a likely best a few 2021 pick.

Raty failed to clearly show considerably development in his 2nd go round taking part in in Liiga, and did not make the Finnish WJC squad either, but he nonetheless has extra puck skill than just about everyone eligible for this draft, considerably considerably less those people who are nonetheless on the board in this scenario. If not Raty, I could see the Rangers drafting just one of the two best snipers from the USHL this calendar year, in either Cole Sillinger, or indigenous New Yorker Matt Coronato.”